3-year-old Florida boy dies after shooting self with gun

A 3-year-old Florida boy is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself with a gun he found in an unlocked case.

Gainesville police responded to the Lamplighter Mobile Home Community on Wednesday. They say the boy found the firearm in an unlocked gun case/tool box in the home. 

"The victim was playing with the firearm when it went off, striking him," officials said. "Two other juveniles witnessed the incident."

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The child was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Victim advocates also responded to the scene to assist relatives with support and resources.